About this project
Glorious Greeks and Vicious Vikings do battle in this epic cross-time card game!
This time the gods of Valhalla and Olympus have come to join real-life legends to create a battle that's literally for the ages. Give Thor Mjolnir and hammer away at King Leonidas before his 300 Spartans finish their shield wall. Or, turn the tables with Odysseus wielding Artemis's Bow and feed Viking kings to the Minotaur. And for more fun, bring in the Americans for a truly timeless brawl!
DISCLOSURE: This is an expansion set for the original Heroes of History card game, featuring Midnight Riders (Revolutionary War) and Echoes of the Plains (Civil War). You do NOT need the first set to play the second set. They can be played together or separately.
This set of Heroes of History contains the following:
•2 decks of 50 cards each for Iron Phalanx (Greek) and Dragonboat Raiders (Norse)
•2 game mats
•2 sets of score dice (added on separately)
This set is compatible with the previous set of Heroes of History.
Interview with Stephanie Straw on Board Game Geek TV, Origins 2016
" I think this is a great game and a great way to learn history without using a textbook...we really like this style of gaming...my son really liked it. I showed him the box and he said, 'let's go play!'"-Ivonne Bernabe, My Little Smarty Pants
"Really easy to play....simple to follow. If you like games with a Trading Card Game feel and you like history and you want to try something new I would definitively recommend you check this game out." - Cassie Elle, The Indie Game Report
"Beautiful Art, beautifully done cards, real interesting game...my son and I spent hours playing a few types of battles and we really enjoyed this."
- Rob Oren, The Dice Tower
Rob's hands suggest he was debating whether he likes the first set or second set of Heroes of History more.
"As a fan of history I like the twist this puts on the CGG/Battle card game genre. Art is top notch. Great lesson on the cards...I could see younger children enjoying this, and you will get the side effect of they will be learning...history and probably not even know it!" - Weldon Glenn, DDO Players
"I've been playing tabletop and card games for years and have never come across a game as engaging as this one." Isaiah Cohen, Kickstarter backer
"This game has amazing artwork! I love what this game has to offer as well!" Debbie Ohlandt, parent
"It's simply amazing, fun, AND educational!"- Aidan Breakie, 13
"Mechanics flow very smoothly, so you won't have to worry about checking the rule book every 5 seconds just to be sure you are doing things right. All you need is about 5 minutes of game-time and you'll be off creating your own legendary historical battles. I can't recommend this game more highly!" Amazon customer
"Heroes of History is a fun game to play. Both kids and adult gamers will enjoy it." Douglas Clayton, educator.
Heroes of History is now available in over 30 stores and museum gift shops and we're eager to add more locations to our list.
As someone who is passionate about history and learning, it distressed me to see many kids and adults increasingly view history as "boring" and associate it with old school textbooks that are nothing more than a list of stuff people who died long ago did, failing to see how events and beliefs from long ago shape our view of the world today.
My goal is to create games that have a value besides the fun factor. I want players to not only enjoy smiting King Leonidas with Thor's hammer, but to actually learn something cool about why Mjolnir was important to the Norse and exactly who King Leonidas' 300 really were.
Yet without proper funding I won't be able to get this set of Heroes of History printed and sent out. Please help support a game that has inspired hundreds of people worldwide to care about history again, and which gives back more to society than I could ever want, or hope, to take.
Risks and challenges
My first campaign 6 months ago was modest but successful. I fulfilled my pledge to everyone who asked for a copy, and on time- no delays! :). I also guarantee two things: First, I will offer a 100% refund to anyone who pays and changes their mind, and a 50% refund to anyone who tries my game and decides they don't like it or want it. I'll even pay for shipping for you.
Second, if this game gets funded I will not sell this game to anyone until all my backers get their copies first.
While I would love my game to be available by December, forces outside my control ( such as printing and shipping from China and parcel shipping logistics) give me reason to think I cannot get you the best-quality game on time, so I'd rather make sure I send you the best game when I can seriously deliver, and not over-promise.
The $250 level is something I can only offer on a limited basis, and if I send you your dessert, you should know I took every care to verify that ingredients are all-natural and to use proper food handling safety measures, but I will offer a substitute prize for anyone who backs at this level and either declines one or both of the prizes, or who is blocked by their country's laws from receiving it.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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